Useful Information

Zimbabwe's largest National Park, Hwange National Park lies just two hours away from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World - Victoria Falls.

Its sheer size means that its scenery, vegetation and game varies hugely, ranging from Kalahari sands in the south, to beautiful forests, granite hills and valleys of mopane woodlands in the north.

Elephants are the stars of the show and can be seen by hundreds during the dry season. The Park is also home to over 100 mammal species and more than 470 bird species.

Easily accessible from Victoria Falls, by air, road transfer or self drive.

Best time to visit HWANGE













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Monthly features

Dry Season (June to October) is the prime time for a safari in Hwange National Park. Skies are blue, no rain and waterholes become gathering places for an abundance of animals.

Shoulder season (April, May & November), most roads are still accessible, infrequent afternoon showers and animals are still plenty. Migratory birds are present, the scenery is beautiful and new born mammals are plentiful.

Green Season (January to March & December) is a birders and photographers paradise. Lush green landscapes, clear skies and new born animals are born. Another highlight is less visitors meaning a more exclusive safari experience. Roads can however become technical and the bush can be thick.

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Travelling to HWANGE

Depending on your individual travel needs , getting to Hwange National Park can be done in a variety of ways from Victoria Falls, either by road transfer, flight transfer or self-drive.

For the self-drivers, the Park is accessible through three entrances:
Main Camp, Sinamatella and Nantwich.


To reach some of the other camps deeper in the park, a 4x4 may be necessary as roads can become challenging, especially during the Green Season.

Charter Flights

Between 25 min - 2 hours

Road Transfers

Between 2 - 5 hours

Self Drive

Possible to all camps in both 4x2 and 4x4.

(Please enquire on conditions)

Entry Gates

Various entry gates exist for different lodges. (Please refer to our below map)

Hwange Gate Fees Per Person Per Day (2022)

  • Foreign Nationals: USD 20 

  • SADC Citizens: USD 10

  • Zimbabwean: USD 5

Vehicle Fees Per Vehicle

  • Foreign Registered: USD 10

  • Locally Registered: USD 5

Hwange Map
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